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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Schedules Maya Angelou Tribute for Sunday

The night features Angelou’s appearances on ”Super Soul Sunday,“ ”Oprah’s Master Class,“ ”The Oprah Winfrey Show,“ as well as the OWN premiere of ”Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball“

Oprah Winfrey had a deep connection to Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away Wednesday, and the television titan will pay tribute to the author and poet with a television special. “I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s,” Winfrey said in a statement after Angelou died. To honor that long friendship, Winfrey has scheduled a five-hour tribute to Angelou on OWN for Sunday, Jun. 1.

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The night begins with a look back at Angelou’s appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” followed by her two-part interview on “Super Soul Sunday.” “Oprah Winfrey‘s Legends Ball” was a night celebrating 25 African-American women in art, entertainment, and civil rights. Angelou was among them, exemplifying all three areas. This marks the cable premiere of this event.

Sunday, June 1
5/4c         The Oprah Winfrey Show: Conversations with Dr. Maya Angelou
6/5c         Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou Part 1
7/6c         Super Soul Sunday: Oprah & Dr. Maya Angelou Part 2
8/7c         Oprah Winfrey‘s Legends Ball
9/8c         Oprah’s Master Class: Dr. Maya Angelou

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Afterward, OWN debuts a new episode of “Oprah’s Master Class” featuring “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg talks candidly about her childhood, her rise to stardom in the films, and her acceptance of success in all its forms.